Another musical Google Doodle with today’s synthesizer
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Dr. Robert Moog‘s 78th birthday. Famous for inventing the electronic analog Moog Synthesizer, this Google Doodle is a playable music instrument with many components to it to allow a wide variety of tunes to be made. From the Google Blog announcement:
With his passion for high-tech toolmaking in the service of creativity, Bob Moog is something of a patron saint of the nerdy arts and a hero to many of us here. So for the next 24 hours on our homepage, you’ll find an interactive, playable logo inspired by the instruments with which Moog brought musical performance into the electronic age. You can use your mouse or computer keyboard to control the mini-synthesizer’s keys and knobs to make nearly limitless sounds. Keeping with the theme of 1960s music technology, we’ve patched the keyboard into a 4-track tape recorder so you can record, play back and share songs via short links or Google+.
You can alter the music played through the keyboard in multiple ways and record up to four tracks. You can then get a shortened link to share your tune or share it via Google+. For a full guide to the Doodle, check out the quick start guide below.
If you make or hear any cool tunes, please share the links in the comments.
This Google Doodle has earned a permanent home. You can find and play it here: http://www.google.com/doodles/robert-moogs-78th-birthday